One man’s attempt to get back into comics hits a significant speed bump after being rejected…at a comic shop…by the guy behind the counter. The story is shared on the “comicbooks” subreddit and inspires a slew of fan comments, plus this rant.
The musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark made an appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year and as if the world didn’t need reminding, it’s uh….well…most of us would rather watch High School Musical. 3.
Over two years has passed since Grant Morrison’s Final Crisis came to an end. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t cursed it. Recently, I decided to do what I never thought I would – revisit the “day evil won”. While I’m definitely not alone in my long lived dislike for the “event”, I actually wanted to try to understand it better. Maybe within its pages a clue was buried that would make my brain go “ping” like a Rubik’s Cube solved in 17 moves. I’ve spent the better part of two days doing all I could to dig as deep as I could. Guess what… I still don’t understand the damn thing.
In the past, comic books covers were often a more spectacular version of a particular panel that occurred somewhere in the climax of the story, or even a synopsis of a particular scene. These days, covers are just cheap ploys to get us to buy issues as the images lie to us about the plot or companies put out multiple variant covers for the same issue.
With 12 categories dedicated to our “Favorites of 2010″ we thought we’ve spread enough praise to have at least one category dedicated to those things that weren’t our favorites, our “Biggest Busts of 2010.” Could be anything; a book, a creator, a news item, a specific moment — just anything that, well, busted.
I’ve been a Green Hornet fan for a very long time now. He’s a great character, and while he predates comic book superheroes by some time (he was originally a radio character), some of them owe a great deal to him. Let’s see: animalistic code name, masked hero with masked side kick, wealthy playboy secret ID, specialized car for crime fighting… sound familiar? Besides, on the (deservedly) short lived TV show, Bruce Lee played Kato, and really, how much cooler than that do you get?